On this beautiful and earliest of fall mornings…and one day before the second annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, I’m feeling a sense of awe. So I thought I’d share those simple but awfully handy W words uppermost on my mind: Wow and Woo hoo to all that’s planned and the steadfast vision of Dawn Evans Greenberg and her team of talented Wizards and elves. Mother Nature is reportedly offering an enthusiastic nod of approval too– even reportedly granting us all a little Indian Summer to make the most of all the festivities, so we can leave fall jackets behind and pretend for a day that the spectacular summer of 2014 is simply continuing. Thanks, Mom!
There’s something for everyone tomorrow. So whether you step out solo, with your significant other, or with your family, to enjoy the second annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, the ongoing Chappaqua Farmer’s Market, the 5th annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale committed to ensuring that No Kids go Hungry, or shop some (or a lot) at a downtown Sidewalk Sale, or are simply hoping for a first time (or 10th time) glimpse of “Where the Characters Are,” Sophie Mendelson’s stunning mural on Greeley Ave, know this too:
We are not without our challenges, but the truth is we live in a town with nationally ranked schools, gorgeous hills and parks, diverse homes, and an array of downtown merchants who work so hard to enhance its storybook flavor as well. And with exemplary neighbors too who just happen to be awfully adept at creating one best selling, fairy tale of a time. There’s a giant, floating message in the sky floating over Chappaqua tomorrow, and to all the residents who partake, and to all Westchesterites “and beyond” who plan to visit: Welcome and Enjoy.